Events in Film & TV on June 27

  • 1929 1st color Television demo, performed by Bell Laboratories in NYC
  • 1947 WRC TV channel 4 in Washington, D.C. (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 "Captain Video & His Video Rangers" debut on DUMONT-TV - Television's first sci-fi series
  • 1955 "Julius LaRosa Show" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1958 8th Berlin International Film Festival: Ingmar Bergman's "Wild Strawberries" wins Golden Bear

Theatrical Finale

1959 "West Side Story" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 734 performances

  • 1966 Dark Shadows, American Gothic soap opera, premieres on ABC-TV

Film Release

1973 "Live & Let Die", 8th James Bond Film, 1st to star Roger Moore, also starring Jane Seymour, 1st released in the US

  • 1974 American TV variety program "The Flip Wilson Show" last airs on NBC-TV, after 4 seasons, winning 2 Emmy Awards
  • 1975 25th Berlin International Film Festival: "Adoption" wins the Golden Bear

#1 in the Charts

1981 "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes returns to #1 slot

Daytime Emmy Awards

1984 Emmy 11th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 5th time

  • 1987 "The Living Daylights", 15th James Bond film, 1st film to star Timothy Dalton premieres in London
  • 1991 Emmy 18th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 12th time

Theatrical Finale

1994 Spalding Gray''s one-man show "Gray's Anatomy" closes at Beaumont Theater, NYC, after 8 performances

  • 1995 Mason City Iowa's TV news personality Jodi Huisentruit disappears

Glastonbury Festival

1997 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The Prodigy, and Radiohead headline; other performers include Smashing Pumpkins, Ray Davies, Van Morrison, Sting, Beck, Phish, and Nanci Griffith